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Pete
23-04-2010, 11:41 PM
I can think of a few but one for me is Milburn.

Here's some of their tracks for the uninitiated

YouTube - Send In The Boys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeBHhwku9t4)
YouTube - Milburn - What You Could've Won (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKx9gP9M6Gc)
YouTube - Milburn - Cheshire Cat Smile (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn0HcBb5XHA&feature=related)

I think they were just about at the wrong time...the same time as the Arctic Monkeys. It's as if they were the "Paul McCartney" of the Sheffield music scene and the Arctic Monkeys were the "John Lennon". One was seen as Rythmic and slightly uncool while the other was seen as more socially conscious and slightly angrier. I think there was only room for one band to flourish and Milburn bit the dust before they really should have. Great, catchy songs and very young so why call it a day when there could have been so much more?

Marabou Stork
24-04-2010, 11:44 AM
The ruts. Always the ruts.

Sylar
24-04-2010, 12:51 PM
Suburbia! :wink:

ArabHibee
24-04-2010, 01:21 PM
Bros.

Ed De Gramo
24-04-2010, 03:04 PM
I can think of a few but one for me is Milburn.

Here's some of their tracks for the uninitiated

YouTube - Send In The Boys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeBHhwku9t4)
YouTube - Milburn - What You Could've Won (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKx9gP9M6Gc)
YouTube - Milburn - Cheshire Cat Smile (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn0HcBb5XHA&feature=related)

I think they were just about at the wrong time...the same time as the Arctic Monkeys. It's as if they were the "Paul McCartney" of the Sheffield music scene and the Arctic Monkeys were the "John Lennon". One was seen as Rythmic and slightly uncool while the other was seen as more socially conscious and slightly angrier. I think there was only room for one band to flourish and Milburn bit the dust before they really should have. Great, catchy songs and very young so why call it a day when there could have been so much more?

Couldn't agree more :top marks

Got both albums and they were (and IMO still are) brilliant

Obscene Omeonga
24-04-2010, 03:15 PM
Suburbia! :wink:

:agree:

Loved that song 'Always'

YouTube - Suburbia - Always lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeY-5dR8zX0)

DexterStJock
24-04-2010, 04:06 PM
Suburbia! :wink:


:agree:

Loved that song 'Always'

YouTube - Suburbia - Always lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeY-5dR8zX0)

:greengrin

Chuckie
24-04-2010, 04:16 PM
Anvil totally underachieved....

.Sean.
24-04-2010, 04:16 PM
Milburn are bloody awesome :agree:

LamontHFC©
24-04-2010, 04:17 PM
Busted.





























































:devil:

Hiber-nation
24-04-2010, 05:38 PM
Badfinger....

Betty Boop
24-04-2010, 06:55 PM
The Sex Pistols.

CropleyWasGod
24-04-2010, 06:55 PM
The Beatles.

Sylar
25-04-2010, 06:52 AM
:agree:

Loved that song 'Always'

YouTube - Suburbia - Always lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeY-5dR8zX0)

Cheers! :thumbsup:

howdenthehibby
25-04-2010, 07:26 PM
GUN the most underrated band ever:gun:(I dont know how to put any their stuff on screen)

marinello59
25-04-2010, 07:32 PM
Check One Two.

Didn't even make it to our....erm I mean their...........first gig. Top tip for all aspiring bands. Have a repertoire of more than one song. And if each band member does only know how to play one song it helps if it is the same song. :agree:

Hermit Crab
25-04-2010, 07:40 PM
The Libertines
The Farm

KingFranck
25-04-2010, 09:17 PM
The Skids split far too early and The House Of Love great band should've been far bigger.

Ed De Gramo
25-04-2010, 09:35 PM
Boy Kill Boy

YouTube - Boy Kill Boy - Promises (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfOTZ75MFgU)

SlickShoes
26-04-2010, 10:04 AM
the movielife

YouTube - The Movielife - "Single White Female" Revelation Records (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCHgEC-BCcU&feature=fvw)

RoslinInstHibby
26-04-2010, 10:15 AM
mansun:agree:


wide open space was a crackin tune

PercyHibs
26-04-2010, 10:19 AM
The Darkness. 2 great albums.

SlickShoes
26-04-2010, 10:29 AM
mansun:agree:


wide open space was a crackin tune


I seen them live years ago, loved the video for taxloss!

Cocaine&Caviar
26-04-2010, 10:31 AM
Desaparecidos, only had one album, Read Music Speak Spanish but probably the album I've listened to most, every song on the album is fantastic.

Conor Oberst got more mainstream success with Bright Eyes, so carried on with them, although IMO nothing they have ever done has come even remotely close.

the_ginger_hibee
26-04-2010, 12:02 PM
Boy Kill Boy

YouTube - Boy Kill Boy - Promises (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfOTZ75MFgU)

Yah!

Seen them 3 times in the 'Burgh. Wish I knew the last time would have been the last ever :boo hoo: